Concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) technology developer Solergy and the Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) have jointly announced their agreement to install a cogeneration CPV power plant at the Pantelleria Airport in Sicily.
Solergy has also launched two new flagship products: Solergy CPV and Solergy Cogen CPV.
The latter will be used at Pantelleria Airport as a collaborative test site for the CPV and cogeneration technology to generate both solar electricity and heat at an airport facility.
The announcements took place on the eve of the EnerSolar+ 2010 conference in Milan, Italy, where Solergy is exhibiting its unique CPV systems featuring an all-glass optical concentrating lens – said to be the world’s first.
The all-glass optics, high-precision tracking and optimized basic energy unit ensure that Solergy’s system consistently produces more energy than other PV and CPV products, says the company.
Sicily’s ENAC selected Solergy as the exclusive partner for the test site after a rigorous assessment of the company’s technology.
The installation will generate electric power for the airport, as well as energy for the air conditioning system.
The project is expected to start in the first quarter of 2011.
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